Maryfran Johnson

Contributing writer

Maryfran Johnson is the host of IDG's CIO Leadership Live video show & audio podcast, and author of the “Boardroom Bound” column series on CIO.com. The former editor-in-chief of CIO magazine & events, Maryfran is an accomplished public speaker and virtual event moderator, well known for her extensive network of CIOs and her deep knowledge of digital leadership issues. She currently serves as CEO of Maryfran Johnson Media, where she continues her work connecting senior technology executives with opportunities to expand their business leadership brands.

5 compelling reasons why CIOs should pursue board seats now

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Shamim Mohammad, CI/TO, CarMax

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Shamim Mohammad, CI/TO, CarMax

Shamim Mohammad, CI/TO at CarMax, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. Listen as they discuss accelerating an omnichannel business, hiring...

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Ian Law, CIO, San Francisco International Airport

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Ian Law, CIO, San Francisco International Airport

Ian Law, CIO of San Francisco International Airport, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. Listen as they discuss technology and tools for...

CIO Leadership Live with Vipin Gupta, CIO, Toyota Financial Services

CIO Leadership Live with Vipin Gupta, CIO, Toyota Financial Services

Vipin Gupta, CIO at Toyota Financial Services, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. Listen as they discuss reimagining IT budgets,...

Finding the ideal board readiness program (and why you need one)

Finding the ideal board readiness program (and why you need one)

When it comes to landing a board role, who you know matters just as much as what you know. Board readiness programs should help you with both.

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Thomas McKee, Jr., VP and CIO at Kennametal

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Thomas McKee, Jr., VP and CIO at Kennametal

Thomas McKee, Jr., VP and CIO at Kennametal, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. Listen as they discuss smart factory frameworks,...

CIO Leadership Live with Darren Ash, assistant CIO, USDA, Farm Production

CIO Leadership Live with Darren Ash, assistant CIO, USDA, Farm Production

Darren Ash, assistant CIO for the USDA, Farm Production and Conservation Mission Area, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. Watch as they...

Building board diversity

Building board diversity

As corporate boards show some progress in welcoming women and people of color in the latest wave of new members, diversity trends pave the way for more tech leaders in the boardroom.

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Stuart Kippelman, CIO, Parsons

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Stuart Kippelman, CIO, Parsons

Stuart Kippelman, CIO at Parsons, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. Listen as they discuss post-COVID productivity, work-from-anywhere...

CIO Leadership Live with Brad Clay, Chief Information and Compliance Officer, Lexmark

CIO Leadership Live with Brad Clay, Chief Information and Compliance Officer, Lexmark

Brad Clay, Chief Information and Compliance Officer at Lexmark, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. Listen as they discuss transformation...

Interviewing for a board seat: 3 key differences vs. CIO jobs

Interviewing for a board seat: 3 key differences vs. CIO jobs

Cultural fit, collaborative spirit and commitment matter just as much to board directors as your tech expertise.

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Nathan Rogers, SVP/CIO, SAIC

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Nathan Rogers, SVP/CIO, SAIC

Nathan Rogers, SVP/CIO at SAIC, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. Listen as they discuss the future of work, and diversity and inclusion...

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